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Support for Research

This page gathers tools, support and information for researchers, or anyone who work with direct research support.

The page collects information from various parts of the operational support, and in many cases leads you on to information on other parts of the Staff Portal, or the University Library's website.

You should be able to find the support you are looking for in different phases of your research or within a research project in a more general way.

If you're missing something - please let us know. Mattias Lindgren Sandgren is the editor of this page and can be reached at the e-mail address mattias.lindgren@gu.se


The page is divided into six sections:

The sections gather information from the Grants and Innovation Office, the University Library, the Finance Unit and the International Centre.

The Picture above by Johan Wingborg.

Applying for Research Funding

Identify funding

Depending on which funder you think suits your research ideas and projects, there are different types of information and support to take advantage of.

Take a course

The Grants and Innovation Office offers everything from general lectures on writing grant applications, impact and contractual issues to courses focused on different funders, funding programs, strategies for impact and tailored efforts for a faculty or department.

Contact a research advisor

If you are planning a larger research application together with other parties - get in touch as early in the process as possible.

Contact a librarian

In case you need search support for systematic reviews or need to digitise large amounts of material from the library's collections - get in touch as early in the process as possible.

Contact International Centre

International Center can help you with questions related to international collaborations.

Contact Welcome Services

Welcome Services can help you with different kinds of questions related to the reception of international researchers.


Starting up Your Research Project

Create a Data Management Plan

Research funders often require that you have a plan for how research data is to be handled during a research project. Establishing a data management plan clarifies how this will happen.

Search support and support for literature reviews

The librarians at the university library can help you design search strategies, use reference management software in a strategic way and use tools for screening articles.

Applications and projects

Research advisors at Reseach and Grants office can help you sort through current governing documents, instructions, internal rules, time reporting templates and forms for applications for research grants and project administration.


Research in Progress

Store and share data

The university offers various solutions for storing data and sharing data with researchers at other universities. For the storage of data with a high protection value, the Secure Storage service is used. Large amounts of data can be stored in the Reseach storage service.

Processing of personal data

When you process personal data within the framework of a research project, there are several things you must consider. Research has a special position in the data protection regulation and there are a number of exception provisions for scientific and historical research purposes.

Academic writing

The Unit for Academic Language offers resources for employees who want to further develop their competence in writing.

Reference management

The university library offers free demonstrations of the reference management software Endnote and Zotero. No pre-registration is required.

Disseminating and Utilizing Research

Societal Impact

Do you want to see your knowledge and ideas develop into concrete solutions to social problems? The innovation advisors can help you through coaching, connections to external actors, application and project support, as well as internal funding for verification of your idea for application outside academia (VFT).

Research Communication

Do you need help writing a press release or some support on how to answer the media’s questions in an interview? The university has several press secretaries and communications officers whom are happy to help.

Research impact

How can you increase your visibility? What do citations, h-index and impact factor mean? The university library can help you create an overview of your own area, as well as which databases and social media it may be particularly important to have some knowledge of.


Publishing Your Research

Publishing strategies

The library provides support regarding issues related to publishing strategies. The support can help you increase the visibility of your research, or find a suitable journal or a publisher.


Before you publish your research result, you also need to decide whether it is something that should be patented or otherwise protected under intellectual property law. Get in touch with the legal officers at the Grants and Innovation Office for advice.

Open access

Gothenburg University Library provide support regarding issues on how to publish open access. The librarians can guide you through research funders' requirements for open access publishing or help you make an assessment of an academic journal.

The university library's agreement with a number of publishers means that the publication fee for works in many open access journals is pre-paid or discounted if the corresponding author is a researcher at the University of Gothenburg.

Publication opportunities at the University of Gothenburg

You can spread your research by publishing in an Acta series. Publications in the Acta series are often distributed in printed and electronic form.

Kriterium is a platform for review, publication and distribution of scientific books with a quality label that ensures and shows that the book has undergone a controlled peer review process. Kriterium's books are also published open access. You need to have a publisher or book series that publishes the book – Kriterium is not a publisher but a peer review platform.

Reporting and Closing the Project

Preserving research documents

The university have guidelines regarding which documents and matters should be kept in records in Gudok or registered in other operational systems, as well as which documents should be preserved and which may be deleted.

Register your publications

All authors at the university are required to register their publications in the Gothenburg University Publications (GUP) database. The information is used for statistics and analysis and makes the university's research visible.

Page Manager: Staff Portal|Last update: 1/19/2023

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Print date: 2023-12-11

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